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From: Kevin Heifner (heifner_k_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-09-14 12:16:08

David Abrahams wrote:
> On the Boost.Build list we were just discussing the fact that some
> people otherwise inclined towards Boost have chosen Scons over
> Boost.Build. It would be useful for us to understand some of the
> reasons why, if some of you wouldn't mind letting us know. No flames,
> please!

We use MPC,

It takes a different approach to the problem by generating
various build tool specific project files. It currently supports
the following:

Generic Make, GNU Make, NMake, Visual C++ 6, 7.1 & 8, Embedded
C++, & Borland Make

The nice thing about it is you can use MSVC++ and precompiled
headers when on Windows and GNU Make when on Unix or Linux. It
simply generates the Makefile or project file needed from a very
simple project description. It was originally created to battle
the problem of multi-platform builds of ACE and TAO.


Kevin Heifner  heifner @
           Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)

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